18th July 2019
EP Desk

 

The International Energy Agency establishes a global commission to examine how progress on energy efficiency can be rapidly accelerated.

 

The International Energy Agency revealed recently that it has established an independent, global commission to examine how progress on energy efficiency can be “rapidly accelerated”.

 

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland will be the honorary chair of the IEA Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency, which is composed of government ministers, business executives and thought leaders from around the world. Richard Bruton, Ireland’s minister of communications, climate action and environment, will chair the commission’s ongoing work.

 

Business leaders taking part include Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden and Siemens Gas and Power Chief Executive Lisa Davis.

 

Energy efficiency has a central role to play in meeting global sustainable energy goals, according to the IEA, which calculates that with the “right policies”, the global economy could double in size by 2040 while still maintaining “broadly the same level of energy use” as today. 


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